Health Care Cost Transparency Board to hold its first meeting this week

Tue, 02/16/2021

On Thursday, February 18, the Health Care Cost Transparency Board (HCCTB) will meet for the first time on Zoom. Governor Inslee signed the HCCTB into law last year (House Bill 2457) with the purpose of reducing health care cost growth and increasing price transparency. Each year, Washington residents are paying more and more for their health care. In addition, rising health care prices affect how health care plans (payers) pay health care providers. 

Meeting details

Thursday, February 18, 2021 
2-4 p.m.
Meet on Zoom (registration not required)

What will happen during this meeting?

Board members will:

  • Meet and greet one another.
  • Learn about House Bill 2457 and their role as a board member.
  • Receive open public meetings training.
  • Review the draft charter and operating procedures.
  • Review the HCCTB meeting schedule.
  • Hear public comment/testimony.

Who are the board members?

Board members are Governor-appointed and represent consumers, business and labor, Washington State government, local government, and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. Learn more about the board by visiting our Board members pageLearn about the board’s role by visiting our Health Care Cost Transparency Board page.

Will the HCCTB take public comment or testimony?

Public comment and testimony are a crucial part of the board’s process. Each board meeting will have a designated time for public comment. If you would like to let us know in advance you’ll be speaking, please contact us at hcahcctboard@hca.wa.gov. You can also submit comments in writing.

Where can I learn more?

Visit our Health Care Cost Transparency Board page to learn about the HCCTB. Meeting materials will be available early next week.